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November 3, 2008
New office to lead Toronto’s infrastructure renewal
The City of Toronto launched its new Major Capital Infrastructure Coordination Office today. As recommended by Mayor David Miller’s Fiscal Review Panel, the office provides new high-level leadership and coordination of the City’s priorities for infrastructure renewal. The appointment of Peter Crockett, P. Eng. as Director of the office takes effect today.

“Toronto's capital investment in water, transportation and transit infrastructure will be of critical importance over the next decade,” said Mayor Miller. “Mr. Crockett’s extensive experience in the management of complex, high profile and multi-stakeholder projects will serve the City well.”

Peter’s successful career of more than 20 years in the public service includes experience as a Transportation Engineer for the City of Edmonton, Teaching Master at Mohawk College, and a series of progressive positions as Senior Planner, Traffic Manager and Director of Engineering and Construction for the Region of Peel. Peter was also the General Manager of Public Works for the City of Hamilton and most recently has been Commissioner of Planning and Public Works for Halton Region. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from McMaster University.

“As Director of this new office, Peter has a crucial role in rebuilding Toronto’s aging infrastructure,” said Deputy City Manager Richard Butts. “Peter’s tasks include developing a framework for major capital renewal projects, state of good repair initiatives, and overseeing infrastructure planning and building throughout the City.”

As the director, Peter will lead the development of a consolidated five and 10 year infrastructure plan for the City and will review capital projects for consistency with corporate and environmental policies and standards. The office will also establish standards and protocols for the City’s capital projects. Peter assumes his duties with the City of Toronto effective Monday, November 3, 2008.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Kevin Sack, Director, Strategic Communications, City of Toronto, 416-397-5277, 416-919-6500 (cell),



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